November 2021 Newsletter

November 1, 2021

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: October 2021 – Our staff and students explored their imaginations with a whimsical month of dressup days all month long – From a “blast to the past for National Back to the Future Day, to Mismatch Monday, Twin Tuesday, Pajama Day, Plaid Day, and Halloween costumes for our annual Trunk or Treat event. We are excited for the fun and eventful holiday season to come!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, November 1st – School T-Shirt orders with cash or checks, due to Ms. Peyton no later than 2:45pm

Wednesday, November 17th- Vision is Priceless student vision screening (9:30am-11:00am)

Wednesday, November 17th – Christmas Card Art Contest Pieces Due

Friday, November 19th – Thanksgiving Luncheon (Details coming soon!!!)

Monday, November 22nd – Friday, November 26th – SCHOOL CLOSED to staff and students for Thanksgiving Break

Friday November 26th-Monday, November 29th – Black Friday/Cyber Monday -Don’t forget to make your purchases from smile.amazon.com and choose Mainspring Academy as your charity so that a portion of your purchase will be donated to our school!

Tuesday, November 30th – Giving Tuesday Launch

Saturday, December 4th – Saturday Service Day for International Volunteer Day

Monday, December 13th – Staff Holiday Bakeoff

Tuesday, December 14th – Staff Christmas Door Decorating Contest

Wednesday, December 15th – Schoolwide Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday, December 16th – Polar Express Holiday Pajama Party

Friday, December 17th – NO SCHOOL FOR TEACHER PLANNING DAY/ Staff Holiday Party

Monday, December 20th – Friday, December 31st – NO SCHOOL for WINTER BREAK

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, November 17th – Vision Screening. (2) parents needed from 9:30am-11:30am to help facilitate. Please email Sabrena at [email protected] to sign up, first come first serve.

Friday, November 19th – Thanksgiving Luncheon. (2) parents needed to assist with preparation, serving, and cleanup. More information on this event will be given via email and Class Dojo in the coming weeks.

Monday, November 29th – Christmas decorations. (2) parents needed to help decorate the lobby and put up the Christmas tree. Please email Sabrena at [email protected] to sign up, first come first serve.

Tuesday, November 30th – Friday, December 31st – Giving Tuesday/ End-of-Year Fundraising. Parents may receive participation hours for funds raised or donated.

Saturday, December 4th – Saturday Service Day for International Volunteer Day. Volunteers will be needed to help sort and wrap student Christmas gifts, which will be distributed during the December 16th Polar Express event. Volunteers will also be needed to help address and pack donor Christmas cards and Gift Grams for mailing. All volunteers are asked to bring: scissors, tape, at least 2 rolls of wrapping paper, sharpies, (optional – gift label stickers and postage stamps). There may also be projects around the school needing completed (TBD).

Thursday, December 16th – Polar Express Holiday Pajama Party. Several volunteers will be needed to set up Christmas stations along the “train path” around the school. This event will be similar to Trunk or Treat, but parents can sign up for any of the optional table themes. More information on themes and this event will be sent out via email and Class Dojo towards mid to late November!

Parent-led Fundraiser Planning – Parents may receive participation hours for raffle prizes and sponsorships secured for the February parent fundraiser.


Parents, if you have not already, please join our MSA Parent Support Facebook Group here. Please join our MSA Community Group for volunteer, sponsorship, and donation opportunities here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Michelangelo
November 10th

Tanner
November 14th

Ms. Laney
November 16th

Jeremiah
November 18th

Anish-
November 18th

Amanda – November 19th

Ms. Paige – November 22nd

Mr. Dan – November 24th

Alex- November 25th


FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
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SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

If you are interested in donating to our school, please click here. For our community supply wishlist, please click here. For our Amazon wishlist, please click here. Give us a call at (904)503-0344 or email our Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to set up a tour of the school!

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